Emmanuelle Larroque
Co-President and Founder, Social Builder
Emmanuelle Larroque

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we urgently need to close the gender gap in the digital sector. While the access gap remains important, it is rapidly being surpassed by the skills gap. Among the complex root causes of this gap is the pervading socio-cultural mindset that technology is for men. Women today hold less than 25% of all jobs in the global tech industry, with this proportion dropping drastically in higher-paid leadership or technical fields. Combined with digital skills fast becoming a prerequisite to stay in the labour market, women risk becoming increasingly excluded from decent work. Social Builder is a not-for-profit social enterprise that designs and deploys innovative and scalable solutions empowering women to thrive in the digital economy.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Promote on social networks and in my speeches, male and female opinion leaders and emerging leaders who promote gender equality issues.
Publish and promote the book "You will be a scientist, my daughter!" to reference best practices and raise awareness among the general public to support girls in doing science.